‘What a player!’: Jurgen Klopp greets Mo Salah after Liverpool star scored 100th Premier League goal
‘What a player!’: Jurgen Klopp greets the magnificent Mohamed Salah after Liverpool star scored his 100th Premier League goal in Leeds…and the German forward is ‘still hungry’
Jurgen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah after the ‘Egyptian king’ fired his 100th Premier League goal at Leeds, insisting the attacker is still ‘hungry’ for more.
Salah broke into the Elland Road clash for 20 minutes on Sunday, tapping Trent Alexander Arnold’s pinpoint cross to silence the raucous Elland Road crowd.
The 29-year-old has started the season in fine form, scoring three times and assisting twice in the first four Premier League games to make his bid for the top-tier Golden Boot.
Mohamed Salah has now scored 100 Premier League goals after shooting against Leeds United
Jurgen Klopp oversaw Salah’s incredible transformation into a Liverpool superstar
“Mo’s records are crazy,” Klopp said after seeing his team level with Manchester United and Chelsea at the top.
“Since he came to us… what a player. And he is still hungry. He was still not happy that he hadn’t scored one or two others, that’s how top players are.’
Salah has yet to renew his contract at Anfield, which expires in the summer of 2023, but will go down in history as a Liverpool legend after winning the Champions League and Premiership in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The club have already tied Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to long-term contracts, but Salah is reportedly demanding a wage of £500,000 a week – double Van Dijk’s salary – to stay on Merseyside.
Salah knocked over Illan Meslier 20 minutes after Trent Alexander-Arnold came in
Salah has less than two years to go but still has to sign and waiting for higher wages
For now, the attacker is still scoring goals in the red and the star will aim to race against Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane to take the golden boot in May.
Last season, Salah lost to Kane on the last day of the season, trailing 23 goals by just one goal. He got off to a strong start in 2021-22, scoring one of Liverpool’s three goals in Yorkshire to continue an unbeaten start to the season.
Fabinho and Sadio Mane both fired in the second half to drag the Reds away, both sides of Pascal Struijk were sent off for his challenge on Harvey Elliott.
The 18-year-old was left on the grass weeping in pain before being stretchered off the field as he looked to make a long absence from injuries.